Hokies Pulling Away for MD Star?

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In our previous update with Good Counsel (Wheaton, MD) star athlete Drew Gloster, Gloster named a top three of Florida, Miami and Virginia Tech. Coach Beamer and company have done well for themselves since then, as the tight end recruit now has Tech atop his list by a wide margin.

“Yeah, Virginia Tech’s pulling away,” Gloster said. “My family and I are planning on going down there pretty soon because I’ve had a chance to see the campus, but they haven’t gotten a chance to see it yet. If they like it, I think it could be a wrap.”

Very versatile, Gloster, who says he’s currently 6-3, 225 pounds, plays wide receiver and defensive end in high school. But with his frame, he projects as a tight end on the next level and Virginia Tech is recruiting him just for that position. He moves extremely well for his size, as evidenced by the 4.53 40 time he posted at the Elite combine in New Jersey.

Tech, along with many, many others, likes Gloster athleticism. And he likes the situation he would be in at Tech as well.

“They used their tight ends a lot last year,” Gloster said of Tech. “They have a young receiving corps and the tight end they go to the most now is a senior. The way I see it, it’ll be an open competition by the time I got there. They have Marcus Vick, Ike Whitaker and some other great quarterbacks coming off the bench, so it’s a great situation.”

Comfort level is another reason the Hokies have a sizable lead.

“A lot of people from my school go to Virginia Tech,” Gloster said. “I just like the atmosphere. There’s stuff to do down there, but it’s not like there’s always something going on. There’s some down time and I think that’ll help me stay out of trouble. It’ll help me keep my head on straight. My parents taught me to be a nice young man and I want to continue what they taught me.”

Gloster was hoping to commit somewhere on his birthday, which is August 10th. He still aims to have a decision by then, but admits it may not happen.

“I’m going to try,” Gloster said. “My birthday is right around the corner and I’m going to try and commit then, but if my parents don’t get a chance to see the campus then I’m not going to make a decision. I’m not going to make a decision without them seeing the campus first. If I don’t commit on my birthday, I’m